Thank you for your comments. Lynel I resonate with you “No. 4” we have had to drop prices but also dont want to step through the cheap door. I spend much of my time repairing material that is poor, and in fact am going to stop soon too, because the same providers that have gone cheap then expect an expert to charge cheap.
The onus is still on…[Read more]
I have now worked out how I will approach this issue in future – it will take a few day to set up in full.
The skills-universe strategy will be only to accept training material that has been approved by peer group or subject matter experts – or satisfied customer record.
Those people will need to submit their approval to me & only…[Read more]
You are most welcome!
Yes evaluation structures are in place for sure for qualification development as well as quality assurance! There has never been a proper structure in place for the learning material development industry, which in turn have made it very difficult for the learning material developers that design and develop…[Read more]
sylvia hammond started the topic Buying training material? What is your experience? in the forum Training Service Providers 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Have you bought training material from a developer or sales person on skills-universe?
I would like to know who provides good quality material – who do you recommend?
Then who has provided poor quality material – and poor quality follow-up service?
If you do not wish to post names here – please email me on
Thank you. I really appreciate your comprehensive explanation of the history.
What is very clear to me is that we have the structures in place for qualification development, and we have the structures in place for quality assurance. But we do not have any structures in place for the control of the material development industry.
Yes, the learning material will be evaluated against the submitted matrix document, on the site visit. The QCTO Curriculum document is the standard, and therefor the provider needs to meet the requirements of the curriculum.
The SETAs were established almost 2 decades ago, and had to build on their own evaluation process. And this is…[Read more]
This is a question for SDFs who have some experience in completing Learning Programme Agreements under the new SETA Workplace Based Learning Programme Agreements.
If the Discretionary Grant comes to an employer from SETA A, but the qualification that the learnership refers to is from another SETA B.
Each Seta requires a LP Agreement – SETA A…[Read more]
I was looking at your response again, comparing with the response from Lynel – you say “material provided by the SETA”.
So this material was actually provided by the SETA?
Thank you for your response. I have edited it into paragraphs, so that it is easier to follow.
If I understand, to summarise, the QCTO does evaluate the training material to be used at the SDP site – against the matrix. But the QCTO does not endorse any training material.
So is there any reason why the SETAs should not be following the…[Read more]
I have been requested to run a couple of workshops on Saturdays, in order to accommodate those providers who cannot attend during the week days. Okay, let’s go for it! If you know of providers that need this workshop/presentation on the QCTO application for Accreditation and the DHET application for registration, the next date is the 12th October…[Read more]
A very important discussion. When applying for accreditation to the QCTO, one of the documents that needs to be included in the application file, is the matrix. It is very clear that the learning material should meet the requirements of the published QCTO Curriculum document (this is where the standard is).
The rumour doing the rounds that…[Read more]
Thank you so much for your post. I really value your contribution as a subject matter expert, who can speak to the details of an actual implementation.
Thank you so much for sharing your concerns with regard to the quality of material “endorsed” by the respective SETA’s. From my point of view, as a subject matter expert, the cirriculum document does not guarantee adherence to learning standards unless it is subjected to peer evaluation. I facilitated a national certificate course…[Read more]
Thank you for your post.
I have three comments:
first: a few days ago I posted in the Helpdesk a request for members to comment on the skills-universe – as I am in the process of reviewing how we should go forward, & what changes I should make.
I only received two comments – one comment was from Kevin, who posted:
“Personally I would…[Read more]
I have seen this, and know about it. There are two concerns – the QCTO never indicated that they would not be Quality Assuring material initially (or have I missed something) and what does this mean:
“Please note further that any quality assurance functions undertaken by Sector Education Training Authorities (SETA)s are functions that have been…[Read more]
Karen Sharpe started the topic E-Learning Content Developers in the forum Vacancies & Seeking Practitioners for Contracts or Projects 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Are there any experienced e-learning content developers available for a 3-6 month contract with the possibility of extension thereafter? We are a leading international ICT training company head quartered in Europe, currently preparing an online learning portal. The role is based at our offices in Bryanston. We need someone who is experienced in…[Read more]
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If you log in to the Quality Council for Trades & Occupations (QCTO) website
this is the notice that you will see – before you can access the QCTO website content – so regarded as critical information. Please take…[Read more]
Justice Majoni started the topic URGENTLY LOOKING FOR MERSETA ASSESSORS AND MODERATORS in the forum Discussions on Assessment & Moderation 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Good day all
I’m urgently looking for MERSETA Assessors and Moderators for the following Qualifications
SAQA ID 57881 National Certificate: Welding Application and Practice
SAQA ID 59689 National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering
SAQA ID 78944 National Certificate: Autotronics
SAQA ID 71590 Further Education and Training Certificate: Computer…[Read more]
Andrew Friedemann started the topic New management system – Cathsseta in the forum Indicium Seta Management System – A user help group 4 weeks ago
For those with Cathsseta, I have just been informed that the new system will not go live till the 1st October. It was originally 15th September.
Is anyone else struggling with a backlog of workload due to this?
sylvia hammond started the topic Is the department name Higher Education Science & Technology? in the forum Skills Development Facilitators 1 month ago
For members who do not follow the Minister Blade Nzimande on Facebook, there was a very useful clarification today – on something I have been questioning.
The Minister is presenting the NRF Awards.
The announcement raised questions from a Facebook member.
What exactly is the name of the department?
Is it Science and Innovation? or Science and…[Read more]
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